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Charles Mathews

13 of 55 portraits by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Regency Portraits Catalogue

Charles Mathews

by Edwin Landseer
circa 1830
5 3/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. (145 mm x 116 mm)
NPG 3097(4)

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in pencil: C Mathews with a gnat in his left eye - E. Landseer.

This portraitback to top

Possibly related to a chalk drawing by Masquerier in Burdett-Coutts collection.

The early history of these caricatures [NPG 3097(1-10)] is unknown. They may possibly have been in the Landseer sales at Christie's 8-15 May 1874, and Smith Son & Oakley 28 July 1874, where there were several lots of unspecified drawings. The dates c.1825-c.1835 are based on the costume and the apparent age of the sitters.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head to right.

Provenanceback to top

Bought from Messrs Appleby Brothers, 6 February 1941.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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